05 Jan First Iridium NEXT Launch with SpaceX
Mark your calendar:
First Iridium NEXT Launch via SpaceX on January 8, 2017
We know: it’s been a long time coming. We’ve been keeping up with the news about the new Iridium NEXT Satellites and some of the delays with the project. As of today, we’ve got nothing but green lights and confidence for the newly announced January 8, 2017, launch of the first set of Iridium NEXT Satellites with the help of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and Iridium Satellite Communications’ various launch partners.
The Iridium NEXT constellation system is designed to fully replace the current Iridium constellation with updated satellites designed to support bigger, faster, high-quality data transmission. The upgrade is designed to prevent service interruptions, so don’t worry about that. The new satellites promise both increased throughput and expanded capacity above the existing constellation. Iridium NEXT new service offers:
- Higher quality voice calls all over the world
- Expanded capacity for M2M devices
- High-Speed (mobile class equipment) and Broadband (Iridium OpenPort class terminals)
- Broadcast (undirected regional services)
Here at Maxtena, we have been highly anticipating the new Iridium Satellite launch, not only because of the advancement of technology about to take place worldwide with this launch but also because we like Iridium a lot.
We’re Pretty Big Fans of Iridium & Iridium NEXT
Our Dynamic Aperture Technology is playing a vital role for Iridium and its partners with the antenna technology critical to realize the Iridium Certus hardware used in the new constellation. Maxtena has long been a leader in Iridium antenna technology, and we are pretty big fans of the idea of staying safe and connected as we adventure all over the world.
It’s been an honor to be included in this program since it brings us closer to realizing our goal to provide everyone in the world with advanced wireless connectivity. Our aim is to achieve that via either Helicore empowered products or Dynamic Aperture Technology systems. It’s pretty much the reason we got into this business. Can you just imagine a wireless world in which you can, say, stream high-quality video of your loved ones ANYWHERE in this world? Well, we can.Subscribe for News!